The PEAL Center
Helping Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
412-281-4404 (Pittsburgh)
215-567-6143 (Philadelphia)
866-950-1040 Toll Free
412-281-4409 TTY

About PEAL

Board of Directors

Bonnie Casselberry

Bonnie Casselberry, President
I have been married to my husband George for 32 years. Our oldest son, George, is 27 years old and graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2008 with a degree in Early Childhood and a minor in Spanish. George is visually impaired and has cerebral palsy and uses a power chair. He is a docent on Mondays at The National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Three other days of the week he plays harmonica for nursing home residents in several counties. He also has a CD of songs that he wrote and is about to go to the studio to record another CD. Our other son, Joseph, is 24 years old. He completed the Duquesne Light program through Community College of Allegheny County and is now a lineman for Duquesne Light. He got married in May of 2012 to Lauren Schmitt of the York. This March they had a baby girl whom they named Lillian Mae so we are now grandparents. I have been active in advocacy for people with disabilities. I have served on several Boards including Slippery Rock University Advisory Committee of the Adapted Physical Activity Program, Penn State Co-operative Extension in Lawrence County and The PEAL (Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership) Center in Pittsburgh. I continue to serve on the PEAL Board as their president. I also serve on committees for special education in Pennsylvania concerning the Right to Education Local Task Force. I am also the current president of the Mary Martha Guild at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in New Castle, the Junior Grange Leader for Lawrence County and the secretary for Liberty Grange. We still live on the 53 acre farm we bought near Laurel Elementary. We have beef cattle, horses, goats, cats, dogs and chickens. We are looking forward to retirement in 5 years.